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Teen Programs

Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.

The Muses

The Muses is a program organized by members of the Teen Council, who meet once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Teen Council member or joining the monthly meetings, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education. 

In the Arts: A Professional Event for Teens, co hosted by the Muses and BTW
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:30 – 8 P.M.

In partnership with Booker T. Washington Magnet High, MMFA is planning our second annual arts-related career event for teens. Professionals from community arts organizations and businesses will explain their craft or trade and answer questions about their education and career paths. Each presenter has a station in the Rotunda, teens and family members can visit as many as they like. If you would like more information about this or other teen events at the Museum or would like to volunteer to share your career in the arts with teens, contact Alice Novak, anovak@mmfa.org, 240-4362.

AP Art History

ED_school_AP21The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is seeking applicants for the 2014/2015 AP Art History class, which meets daily at 7:25 AM in the Museum library. While exploring works of art from ancient world cultures to those of present, students from local schools share ideas and experiences. The group also encounters original works of art in collections in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Atlanta. A challenging program, AP Art is the perfect foundation for a life long love of Museums and fine art and a broad introduction to the connections between art and history. Interested students can contact anovak@mmfa.org.

The AP Art History program is sponsored by BBVA Compass Bank.

AP Art History Application

Junior Curators

The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.

Lectures

Adult lectures are offered during exhibition openings and/or as public programs during the week. Most lectures are held during evening hours between 5 and 7 p.m., although occasionally, lectures are held on weekends. Lectures are free to the public.

Gallery talks provide opportunities for intimate discussions in the galleries, in the Museum’s Weil Print Room, or Orientation Circle. Discussions can be formal or informal, and often include multimedia presentations. Gallery talks are free to the public.

Studio Classes

(Ages 14 and Older)

Sculpture Workshop (ages 8 and older)
Celebrate the plans for a sculpture garden at the Museum by creating your own “masterpiece”, using an incredible assortment of building materials! Finished sculptures will be on view on the Museum’s Pinterest page.

Instructors: George Olsson and Museum Education staff
Time: 1 to 3:30 P.M.
Wednesday: July 30
Cost: $10 members/$15 non-members

Cyanotype Workshop
Photographer and printmaker Laquita Thomson will help participants explore an alternative photographic process using both manual and high-tech applications in this unique workshop. Learn to make negatives from your own digital photographs and print them in the sun using the cyanotype process. Most materials will be provided.

Instructor: Laquita Thomson
Time and Dates: Saturday, August 2: 10 AM to 4:30 P.M.; Sunday, August 3: 1 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members for the two-day workshop

Expressive Painting Workshop
Covering topics in his book, Inside Acrylics, Phil Garrett will offer strategies for working with slow-drying Golden Heavy Body acrylic paints, mediums and gels to achieve a level of finesse usually associated with oil painting techniques. Participants will learn to use acrylic gels to create surface and texture. They will also learn many new techniques of color mixing, glazing and varnishing. All paints, mediums and gels provided by Golden Paints. Class size limited to 12. Books available for purchase.

Instructor: Phil Garrett
Time and Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 23 & 24: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Cost: $250 members/$295 non-members for the two-day workshop
*for more information about the instructor, see: www.philgarrett.com

Video Editing for the iPhone and iPad: A Workshop for Beginners
Mobile phones make it easy to share photos online, but what about video? During this workshop, you will learn how to create video slideshows with your photographs, add titles and music, and edit video with the latest software available for the iPhone and iPad. Best of all, this workshop is FREE TO THE PUBLIC! For more information contact Tim Brown, Curator of Education.

Instructor: Tim Brown, Curator of Education
Time: 6 to 8 P.M.
Thursday: August 28

Landscape Painting Workshop
Join two of the region’s most recognized artists and explore the land and sky, painting in oils en plein air. With an emphasis on value and

color, they will guide you in simplifying what you see outdoors to build your landscape painting step-by-step and increase your observation skills. The two-day workshop will include demonstrations and one-on-one instructions. Class size limited to 12.

Instructors: Barbara Davis and Sandra Larson
Time and Dates: Saturday, September 6 & Sunday, September 7: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. each day
Cost: $200 members/$245 non-members for the two-day workshop

Encaustic Painting Workshop

Investigate the expressive possibilities of encaustic, an ancient wax-based medium, and its potential as an art form. Award-winning artist and Auburn University art professor Zdenko Krtić will teach many creative techniques, including image transfer, encaustic collage, and methods of combining photography with encaustics, as well as the basic procedures of working with encaustics in this informative workshop. Most supplies provided. Class size limited to 10.

Instructor: Zdenko Krtić
Time and Date: Saturday, September 27: 10:30 – 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members